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Obama Asia Tour: US-Japan Treaty 'Covers Disputed Islands'

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China/Google ImagesUS President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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China Releases Japanese Ship After Unprecedented Seizure

A port in Yingkou, Liaoning province, China. Japan and China are at loggerheads again over a legal dispute that stretches back before World War Two. (PIC: Reuters)BEIJING: A Chinese court released a Japanese ship owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. after the cargo carrier paid compensation for the loss of two vessels leased from a Chinese company before the two countries went to war in 1937.

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MERS Respiratory Syndrome Virus Cases On The Rise

PIC: ReutersRIYADH: The recent rise in the number of the MERS cases in the Middle East suggests that the respiratory syndrome virus which has traditionally been linked to contact with camels may have mutated, causing easier transmission between humans.

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Obama: 'That's Some Good Sushi Right There'

Obama loves Sushi/Google ImagesWHEN in Japan, have some sushi.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says WWI Massacre Of Armenians ‘Shared Pain’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. /pic: ReutersANKARA-  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as “our shared pain”.

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Model Says Celebrity Photographer Offered Her A Vogue Shoot In Exchange For Sex

Terry wants sexual favour in exchange for a Vogue photoshoot/Google ImagesPHOTOGRAPHER Terry Richardson is no new face to sexual scandal, but recent allegations that he messaged model Emma J. Appleton to ask for sex in exchange for a Vogue shoot have brought him back into the spotlight.

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Fatah And Hamas Agree Landmark Pact After Seven-Year Rift

Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah and Hamas agreed to implement a unity pact, with the aim of forming a government within five weeks. /pic: Majdi Mohammed/THE two main rival Palestinian factions have signed an accord designed to end seven years of sometimes violent division, paving the way for elections later in the year and the formation of a unity government within weeks.

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Saudi Arabia Is Building Kingdom Tower, The World’s Tallest Building

pic: Adrian Smith + Gordon GillSAUDI Arabia is set to outdo Dubai with construction of the world’s tallest tower beginning this week.

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Singaporean Match-Fixer Nabbed In Helsinki

Match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal was arrested in Helsinki last Wednesday on an international arrest warrant. /pic: www.alarabiya.netPETALING JAYA - Infamous match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal was arrested in Helsinki last Wednesday on an international arrest warrant was issued by Singaporean authorities.

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Scholars Analyze Bones Of Swedish Medieval King

UPPSALA - Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.

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